7th FIG Regional Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, 19-22 October 2009

Spatial Data Serving People
Land Governance and the Environment - Building the Capacity

Picture Gallery 6 - Hanoi and Technical Tour to Ha Long Bay

Links to picture galleries of the 7th FIG Regional Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi
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Daewoo Hanoi Hotel the main conference hotel.
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Traffic and city development in Hanoi.
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There are lot of construction work urban development projects going on in Hanoi.
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Hanoi scenery.
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Building style and advertising in Hanoi.
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Traffic in Hanoi is dominated by scooters that have replaced bikes.
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Lakes with green areas are essential part of Hanoi.
 
Technical Tour to Ha Long Bay
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One day technical tour to Ha Long Bay was part of the conference programme attracting also spouses and younger surveyors.
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On the way to Ha Long Bay it was possible to see the agriculture and landscape in northern Vietnam.
 
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Vietnam countryside.
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The harbour in Ha Long Bay:
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Junks in the harbour in Ha Long Bay.
 
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The scenery in Ha Long Bay is unique - included in the World Heritage list and candidate for the seven wonders of nature.
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Local floating fishing village.
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Shopping in Ha Long Bay.
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Local supermarket.

 
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On the tour it was possible to enjoy the scenery and discuss business: Kauko Viitanen, Chair of Comm. 9, Chryssy Potsiou, Chair of Comm. 3 and Chris Paresi, ITC.
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Dr. Chryssy Potsiou, Chair of Comm. 3 and Prof. Dalal S. Alnaggar, FIG Vice President.
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Part of the group was able to see the biggest cave in Ha Long Bay.
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Entering the cave...
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... and a view from inside.
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Opportunity for swimming.
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Overnight on a junk.
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On the way to see the hidden lagoon...
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... and entering through a cave.
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